Monitoring poverty and social exclusion in Scotland 2013

The Gathering 2018

Year of publication
2013
Author
JRF (Hannah Aldridge et al)
Abstract

JRF's sixth study of poverty and social exclusion in Scotland highlights a huge rise in unemployment for under-25s, and stark and growing health inequalities. Using the latest Government data, it assesses a wide range of indicators including unemployment, education, and health. KEY FINDINGS The research, carried out by the New Policy Institute, shows that: - Since 2008, the number of under-25s who are unemployed has almost doubled to 90,000. - Among those without dependent children, there was a rise in the number living in low-income, working families from 125,000 to 150,000 - The number of people working part-time, who want a full-time job, has risen from 70,000 in 2008 to 120,000 in 2012. - A boy born in the most deprived 10 per cent of areas has a life expectancy of 68 ? 8 years below the national average and 14 years below boys born in the least deprived areas.

 
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